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Discover Trenton's Past at Trentoniana

Various artifacts from the collection
 
 
PhotographsSports ClubsPublic EventsSocial ClubsTrenton MemorabiliaPersonal LettersTrenton Civic GroupsSchool PhotographsTrenton Business RecordsTrenton Event Programs

What Is Trentoniana?

The main branch of the Trenton Free Public Library is home to Trentoniana, an enormous local history and genealogy collection. Trentoniana's holdings include photographs, manuscripts, trade cards, letters, postcards, diaries and maps that help researchers explore the rich history of Trenton, New Jersey. Trentoniana is affectionately referred to by library staff and patrons as "Trenton's attic".

Highlights of the collection include the extensive representation of Trenton histories, books, serials, scrapbooks, periodicals, pamphlets, etc. A significant portion of this collection consists of local newspapers (most on microfilm) printed in Trenton from 1778 to the present. Several indexes to parts of the collection are available. Visit Trentoniana in the Trenton Free Public Library. Please explore the links below to learn more about Trenton and its diverse history.

 

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Trenton Memorabilia

Donate items to the collection

By donating items to Trentoniana you can help us fill gaps in our collection and expand our resources. If you are considering donating items to the Library, please contact us at (609) 695-7048, extension 20, to discuss your donation, or email trentoniana@trentonlib.org

Trentoniana is looking for donations of Trenton High School yearbooks to complete our collection. Please contact the historian if you have a copy of any of these books and would like to make a donation.

Trentoniana Hours

Monday - Thursday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday By Appointment Only
 

... But Always Please Call in Advance!

The Trenton Free Public Library received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the New Jersey Department of State. We thank the NJHC for its generous support.
Usage Policy

Materials in the collection are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts, as well as fragile items, is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a few pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis. For further information about Trentoniana's collection, contact the historian at (609) 695-7048, extension 20, or send e-mail to Trentoniana@trentonlib.org.
     

 

         
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